I came across these via Tim Ferris. They looked so amazing I went straight to their website to check them out. They look perfect for all forms of water sports and the beach. Great for us down in Devon this summer with the added benefit of building strength in your feet. Here’s a brief introduction taken from their homepage.
“Remember going barefoot as a child? It’s the way you first discovered and conquered your world—without the constraint of shoes. Or the sense of duty you acquired later on.
Now you can experience that same physical and visceral sensation in Vibram FiveFingers—the footwear to offer the exhilarating joy of going barefoot with the protection and sure-footed grip of a Vibram® sole. FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes.
They put you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way. FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion.”
I’m looking forward to testing them out!